I know I’ve been MIA the last week. Some crazy person scheduled all of my school obligations (book fair, holiday shop, leading meetings, planning get togethers) to happen in the same 2 week time frame. Who does that?!?! (Me, that’s who. 😑)
Then on Friday, Kat complained about a rash in her armpit. Bug bites, I said. That looked like mosquito bites. But hope. It’s chicken pox. When more spots popped up on Saturday, I sent a picture to my mom, thinking it was a weird rash.
It’s Chicken pox, she wrote back.
No, no way! She had the vaccine, and the booster.
Breakthrough varicella, she said.
Ummm, no, Mom. I had chicken pox. I know what Chicken pox looks like. This isn’t that.
It’s the vaccinated chicken pox. There’s not a lot of spots. It doesn’t look like chicken pox used to look.
So then I sent messages to all my friends whose kids had been around Kat, just in case. Because you know, that’s the responsible thing to do.
And the pediatrician confirmed it. We have chicken pox. So I may be MIA for a bit longer. Stupid chicken pox.
****As a side note, the filter is still off, and it’s still not my fault and it’s all still messy and painful and new and strange.